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Joleene Moody provides professional writing services.

What Does a Ghostwriter Do?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Make Money Writing | 12 comments

What Does a Ghostwriter Do?

What does a ghostwriter do?
It’s a great question, and I get it a lot.

If you’re considering hiring a ghostwriter to help you with your book or ebook, you want to understand the process so that you can put your mind at ease as your masterpiece comes to life. In truth, the process opens up in a few different ways. Let’s dig into those ways below so that you know what to expect when you approach a ghostwriter, and so you fully understand what it is they do as they help you develop your book.

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The “Bait and Switch” (And Why You Should NEVER Do This)

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips | 5 comments

The “Bait and Switch” (And Why You Should NEVER Do This)

Do you know what a “bait and switch” is? If not, allow me to explain:

I met a man at a networking event I frequent who expressed interest in learning about one of my products. He asked me about what I did and I told him. He seemed very interested and went on to tell me how speaking has really enhanced his business and that learning how to get a better handle on putting up events or finding speaking opportunities was just what he needed. “I would love to talk to you some more about how it might help me. I could always use help in the speaking department.”

“Great!” I said. We set up a time to connect. That happened today. I started the call the way I usually do with those that want to learn how I might help them:“So tell me what it is you struggle with the most when it comes to public speaking?”

To which he replied, “Actually, I thought we could talk about maybe meeting for a cup of coffee and you could tell me more about you and what you do and you can learn more about what I do. I’m a financial advisor and maybe I can help you in some way or share things with you that, blah, blah, blah…”

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How to Make Money as a Speaker at Conferences

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Make Money Speaking | 10 comments

How to Make Money as a Speaker at Conferences

If you’re in business for yourself, you may (or may not) know that speaking as an expert can help your business by leaps and bounds.

I’m here to share with you how to make money as a speaker at conferences. When you accept an invitation as a breakout session speaker (or platform speaker) it:
– Pits you as an expert
– Gives you opportunity to find new clients
– Creates a new source of income

Let’s dig into how you can make money as a speaker and where you can start looking for speaking opportunities.

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How Categorizing Your Blog Posts Gets You More Traffic

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Creative Entrepreneur Tips, Make Money Writing | 31 comments

How Categorizing Your Blog Posts Gets You More Traffic

I have a secret to tell you.

Well, it’s not really a secret, but it is to the hundreds of bloggers that don’t realize that using categories on their blog can actually drive more traffic to their site.

Categorizing your blog posts will also help you rank higher in a Google search. Did you know that? Having said that, if you have everything filed under ‘uncategorized’, I encourage you to change the name of that category.

I’ll show you how, but first, let’s take a look at how categories in your blog posts will get you more traffic, shall we? Because I’m pretty sure more traffic is what you want.

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9 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Make Money Writing | 10 comments

9 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer

There are careers and job paths out there that we can’t even begin to understand. And what happens when we don’t understand them? We make assumptions about that career path.

Writing is one of them. And just so you know…

There are certain things you should never say to a writer.

As a writer, I have the luxury (and yes, to me it’s a luxury,) of working from my home. If I don’t feel like doing that, I can escape to a cafe or picnic table on the beach.

For the record, I chose this profession, so I’m not “lucky.” I used to be a television reporter and would spend my days standing in the freezing cold or outside of a live truck for hours waiting for a stand-off to end. I totally prefer working from home or the beach.

Having said that, here are 9 Things You Should Never Say to a Writer:

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